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Marta Antoniv '17 talks with Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Daniel Griffith '07.
Marta Antoniv ’17 Probes Ring Structures and Applied Organic Chemistry

When Marta Antoniv ’17 explains her summer research, she pulls out a pencil and paper. Antoniv is working alongside Assistant Visiting Professor of Chemistry Daniel Griffith ’07 to help identify a novel method of synthesizing nitrogen-containing, seven-membered rings, a process which may aid researchers in developing pharmaceutical drugs. Thankfully, she provided an explanation.  More ...

Sharif Shrestha '17 sketches out ideas in the Levitt Center.
Sharif Shrestha ’17 Works on Course Design With Prof. Majireck

Sharif Shrestha ’17 is staying on campus this summer working with assistant professor Max Majireck on a project at the crossroads of biological chemistry, education, economics and entrepreneurship. Shrestha is helping Majireck design certain elements of the chemistry 360 course, Organic Synthesis Toward Improved Human Health, a writing-intensive course aimed at helping students understand the professional realities of drug discovery and the behind-the-scenes elements of creating new drugs.  More ...

Marian Ackerman bands a crow as Jessica Sofen looks on.
Counting Crows

If prompted to identify animals that display high levels of intelligence, many people would probably name well-known exotic species, such as dolphins or chimps. However, one common species that many of us interact with every day may be among the most intelligent species on earth - crows. From tool-building and abstract thinking to complex social behavior, crows display intelligence to a degree that has been of great interest to scientists in recent years.  More ...

Jonah Boucher '17 works on a custom built remote operated vehicle at Bristol Pool.
Jonah Boucher ’17 Explores Meromictic Green Lake Chemistry

Jonah Boucher ’17 is undertaking research this summer with a team of students under  Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick analyzing various chemical and microbiological properties of Green Lake in Onondaga County, N.Y. Green Lake is notable for its meromictic properties, meaning that it is separated into two major layers of water, one well-oxygenated and one anoxic, that do not mix, even after the passage of long periods of time.  More ...

Tara McKee
McKee Presents ADHD Poster

Associate Professor of Psychology Tara McKee presented a poster on May 30 at the 5th World Congress on ADHD in Glasgow, Scotland. The poster, titled “Social-Emotional Correlates of ADHD Symptomatology in College Students,” presented the results of research conducted last summer with the help of Joshua DeVinney ’15 and Courtney Hobgood ’15  More ...

Science Show and Tell

Hamilton College welcomed 3rd grade students from Oneida’s Seneca Street Elementary School to the Taylor Science Center on June 3 for a number of educational presentations on psychology, biology, physics and chemistry.  More ...

From left: Hannah Zucker, Kassandra Zaila, Maxwell Lopez, Deanna Cho, Christiana Westlin and Nikole Bonacorsi
Sigma Xi Initiates Six New Associate Members

The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, initiated six members of the Class of 2015 to associate membership on May 22 before the annual dinner in Taylor Science Center Atrium. Family members in attendance enjoyed a program of observations by mentors about the students, their research and student plans to continue in research.  More ...

Six Female Science Students Awarded Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Six outstanding Hamilton women scientists have been named Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholars for the upcoming summer.  The awardees this year are Alex Betrus ’18, Katherine Fuzesi ’17, Vi Pham ’18, Linnea Sahlberg ’17, Isabella Schoning ’16, and Emily Sears ’17.  More ...

Sigma Xi Elects Seven Associate Members

The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, elected seven members of the Class of 2015 to associate membership on May 5. The students are: Nikole Bonacorsi, Deanna Cho, Hannah Ellerbrock, Maxwell Lopez, Christiana Westlin, Kassandra Zaila and Hannah Zucker.  More ...

Myriam Cotten
Cotten Invited to Facilitate at Scialog

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten attended the Scialog conference “Molecules Come to Life” at Biosphere 2 near Tucson, Az., March 12-15. Scialog was a multi-disciplinary gathering of physicists, chemists and biologists sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.  More ...

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